22 days in Nevada & Southern California Itinerary

22 days in Nevada & Southern California Itinerary

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Fly to McCarran International Airport, Drive to Overton
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Overton
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly

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Overton

— 1 night
Overton is an Unincorporated Town located in Clark County, Nevada. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): trek along Fire Wave. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Mouse's Tank, admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park, and then hike along White Domes Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Overton trip planning tool.

Geneva, Switzerland to Overton is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Geneva to Overton due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Geneva in October: highs in Overton hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Overton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ultimate Desert Adventures and Titanic. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Horseback Riding Tours. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by car from Overton to Las Vegas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Barbara

— 4 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Old Mission Santa Barbara will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of Santa Barbara Safaris, observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, look for gifts at Chocolate Maya, and take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara tour planning website.

Fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in October since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Venice Canals Walkway and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petersen Automotive Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Nevada travel guide

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Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.